Meet the Shih Tzu

by SheKnows
Sep 18, 2013 at 2:46 p.m. ET
The profile of an adult Shih Tzu.

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The Shih Tzu began as Chinese royalty and still believes itself to be of the highest class.

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A versatile breed, the Shih Tzu does well in a variety of family environments.

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Although suited well for apartment life, the Shih Tzu is a loud barker.

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With a long and luxurious coat, it will be hard not to pretty up your Shih Tzu.

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A friendly pet, the Shih Tzu does well with cats and other dogs.

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The Shih Tzu isn't very active, but he is quite the territorial and a good watchdog.

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Only slightly playful, the Shih Tzu is more of a cuddling breed than anything.

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A lovable companion, the Shih Tzu will be happy sitting on his owner's lap all day.

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With high esteem, the Shih Tzu has somewhat of a charming arrogance about her.